TEACHER INCENTIVE ALLOTMENT
Weslaco ISD is pursuing participation in the Teacher Incentive Allotment (TIA), with data collection beginning in the 2022-2023 school year, and teacher payouts beginning in Spring 2024. Weslaco ISD will be submitting the Teacher Incentive Allotment application to the Texas Education Agency on April 14, 2022. This plan is in the process of being developed by a stakeholder committee that includes teachers, curriculum strategists, principals and campus instructional facilitators, and directors. Other committees with district personnel at various positions were also formed to assist with the application process and ensure transparency. Below you will find a list of each committee and its members.
2023-2024 TIA Plan will be coming soon.
BEGINNING OF YEAR PRESENTATION & VALIDATION PROCESS
SPENDING PLAN RESULTS
All Weslaco ISD teachers received the opportunity to vote on the spending plan for the teacher incentive allotment.
Beatrice Solano, Assistant Superintendent for School Leadership
Abel Aguilar, Deputy Superintendent Leadership
Daniel Budimir, Assistant Superintendent
Janie Y. Rodriguez, Assitant Superintendent for HR
Elias Trevino, Director for Assessment & Accountability
David Robledo, CFO of Business & Finance
Janette Z. Standard, District TIA Lead
Local Designation System Design CommitteeClaudia Martinez, C&IJanae Cardenas, ELFMonica Vanderveer, Cleckler-HealdDr. David Gamboa, WEHSEnrique Ornelas, Central MSGilbert Rebolloso, BGMSSarai Rios Valdez, Gonzalez ElemArcadia Longoria, C&IPerla Chavez, C&IElida Ramirez, C&IMarissa Mariscal, MargoBrenda Vela, MHMSNatalie Llanos, Silva ElemLeticia Jasso Vallejo, Silva ElemAngie Cardoza, WHSValerie Munoz, WEHSJennifer Cardenas, SPED Department
Student Growth CommitteeEsmeralda TijerinaNatalie Llanos, SilvaCourtney Budimir, MemorialLilia Carreon, AirportMaria Castillo, WHSAntonia Sala, Cuellar Middle SchoolApril Cavazos, Sam Houston ElemSonia Castillo, WHSValerie Munoz, WEHSRosa Lopez, WEHSLisa Garcia, MemorialBrenda Vela, MHMSSonia Medrano-Perez Dyslexia ProgramJennifer Krieger, Central MSLeticia Jasso Vallejo, SilvaAnna Valdez, Ybarra ElemClara Cuellar, Cleckler-HealdMelissa Balderrama, NB ElemHilda Cabrera, Silva ElemLetty Mata, Gifted and TalentedFatima Saldana, Cuellar MSMonica Garcia, Rico ElemSandra Garcia, BGMSElizabeth Garcia, BGMSGilbert Rebollos, BGMS
Spending Plan CommitteeDaniel Budimir, Human Resource Dept. Dora Lisa Zavala, Human Resource Dept. Angelina Jackson, Cleckler-HealdJanie Pena, C&I Dept. Abel Aguilar, C&I Dept. Rene Cavazos, Business OfficeAndres Sanchez, Business OfficeJennifer Cardenas, SPED Dept. Gilbert Rebolloso, BGMSJanette Standard District Grant Writer
Sub-Committees for 2022-2023
Special Education Self-Contained
History/ Social Studies
Physical Education/ Health
Science (Chemistry & Physics)
Early Learning Foundation
3 designations (Master, Exemplary, Recognized) based on teacher effectiveness, added to teacher’s SBEC certificate
School districts will receive $3-32K annually per designated teacher
90% of funding must be spent on teacher compensation on the campus where the designated teacher works
TIA Spending Plan
Spending Plan Overview
5-year designation validity, regardless of teacher placement, subject or school
Frequently Asked Stakeholder Questions
A: We want to recruit, retain, and reward the best teachers at our campuses with the highest needs. In addition, we want to encourage the professional growth and development of teachers.
A: National Board Certified teachers currently classified as classroom teachers automatically qualify as a Recognized teachers regardless of campus assignment. Additionally, Texas school districts have the option to develop their own designation systems for highly effective teachers. The weight for teacher designation is 40% of T-TESS and 60% of student growth measures on NWEA MAP.
A: A Recognized teacher may earn between $3,000 -$9,000. An Exemplary Teacher may earn between $6,000 - $18,000. A Master teacher may earn between $12,000-$32,000. WISD Teachers voted to allot 80% of the TIA funding to the designated teacher and 10% to eligible teachers who were not designated at the designated teacher's campus.
A: TIA compensation will be included in the annual wages reported to the Teacher Retirement System (TRS) and will be used when calculating retirement benefits. TRS benefits are subject to TRS rules and regulations.
A: This program is for employees who are evaluated using the T-TESS observation system, work directly with students, and are coded as 087 (classroom teacher) per the Public Education Information Management System (PEIMS) description codes for 90 days at 100% of the day or 180 days required at 50-99% of the day and compensated for that employment. The Eligible teachers for Cohort E 2022-2023 use NWEA MAP for the student growth measure.
A: The designation you earn moves with you, your designation will remain on your Texas Educator Certificate until five years have passed from the date you received it. Depending on the timing of when you transfer to another district your TIA compensation for that school year may be impacted. Teachers who leave the classroom or teaching field will no longer receive the allotment. The funding will go to the teachers at the designated teacher's campus to eligible teachers who stayed behind to teach.
A: For the school year 2022-2023, all walk-through, observations, and student growth data will be collected as evidence to support in designating teachers.